Dalhousie pulls away to defeat York by 25; X advances to Caper Fall Classic championship

Dalhousie (5-1) 84, York (0-3) 59… 6’2″ Jarred Reid and 6’6″ Alex Carson combined to go 6 for 14 from downtown, each scoring 17 points as the Tigers forced 31 Lions turnovers in an easy win at the Brock RBC Classic.  Tigers shot just 7 for 34 from 3 overall as a team but held York to just six field goals and 28.6% shooting overall from the floor the entire second half.  6’1″ Julio Vasquez was the only Lion in double figures with 10 points.  Tigers now await their big match-up with host Brock Badgers tomorrow night; Badgers get another touted team tonight in Ryerson Rams.

St. FX (3-5) 104, Cape Breton (0-6) 88... X-Men pulled away with a 24-9 run midway through the second half, pounding the ball inside to 6’7″ Kevin Bercy (22 points, 6 rebounds) and 6’8″ Cameron Walker (13 points, 15 rebounds) and being very efficient with their three point shooting in pulling away from the host Capers to advance to the Fall Classic championship game against Acadia tomorrow night.  In an energetic game that for the most part was played at a high tempo, X was able to take advantage of their superior paint-area play to break open what was a 5 point game late in the third quarter.  Bercy, Walker and X’s guards exposed some ineffective ball screen defense and also got out in transition, culminated by a thunderous ally-oop jam by 6’6″ freshman Azaro Roker (Bahamas) which seemed to finally take the air out of an high-energy effort by the Capers.  Roker had just swatted what looked like a sure lay-in and seconds later CBU was calling time out after the momentum changing block and dunk.  In the first half, Bercy worked a wing ball screen with Akil Charles and hammered home a one-handed dunk after a timeout but Capers stayed in the game for much of it on the strong work of 6’3″ Seth Amoah who had 14 of his team-high 17 points in the first half.  6’6″ Kenny Jean-Louis struggled going only 5 for 19 from the floor for 15 points and sharpshooter Jack MacAulay made only one 3, going 1 for 7.  But Capers played a reasonably solid 28-30 minutes before wilting against the more experience X-Men and Bercy, who was the best player on the floor tonight.  St. FX was a very strong 10 for 18 from downtown and pulled away in the second half despite shooting only 2-3 3’s the entire half, a testament to their advantages in the paint.


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